Optical spectroscopy with nanosecond resolution has been used to study how the prehistory (the presence of impurities, heat treatment) of CaF 2 crystals affects the processes of creating autolocalized excitons (AEs) under the influence of a pulse of accelerated electrons. The breakdown of the dispersivity condition for the creation of AEs is detected in a nominally pure, nonheat-treated crystal. It is shown that the initial structural defects play a defining role in creating the initial defect density. A model of the radiation disordering of an actual fluorite crystal is constructed. An analogy is traced to the processes of impurity and thermal disordering.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physics of the Solid State|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics